Conor McGregor remains 'humble' after shock defeat to Nate Diaz at UFC 196

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This is the moment Nate Diaz sealed a shock victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 196. It was the first of McGregor's UFC career and only his third in professional fighting.

The Irishman tapped out in the second round after Diaz locked him into submission. What makes the victory more impressive is the fact that the American only stepped in last minute after Rafael dos Anjos pulled out injured.

McGregor was the overwhelming favourite to seal his eighth straight victory in UFC and after the first round, it seemed to be going that way.

Diaz was forced to fend off a barrage from McGregor, who used his trademark spinning kicks to attack. He even cut Diaz halfway through the opening round, landing a straight left to the head which started bleeding profusely.

It was a similar start to the second as McGregor kept the upper-hand in the early exchanges. He opened another cut above Diaz's left eye and looked in complete control. Then this happened...

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It was certainly a damaging defeat for McGregor, but he refused to make excuses following the match.

He said: "I took the chance going at 170. I felt I took him the first round but I was inefficient with my energy. But I'm humble in victory or defeat and I respect Nate. He came in and took the fight at short notice and done the job.

"He was efficient - I wasn't - that was it. I feel I hit too much arms but these things happen. I'll learn, I'll grow. I took a chance going up weight and it didn't work out.

"It is what it is. I'll face it like a man, like a champion, and come back."

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